Laminate cabinet door edges are chipped

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Old 07-25-18, 11:07 PM
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Laminate cabinet door edges are chipped

The hard laminate covers are easy to clean and I like them. But the edges are chipped from years of use. Is there a way to restore the doors? Can I buy laminates and glue them over existing laminate covers? Color is light beige.
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PS: Actually, my preference is to pay a pro to do the restoration for me.
 
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Since you prefer not to diy, I'd suggest getting estimates both for re laminating and replacement doors.
Hard for us to advise further without seeing what you have.
 
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Thank you for the reply. This is what the door bottom looks like. The photo covers about 6 inches of door width. Top is door. Cabinet is hung on the wall. Just this door is chipped this bad. All other doors are either fine or have one nick about 1/8" at the edge.
 
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I'd replace those doors. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
 
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Where can I get replacement doors? I talked to Lowes, but they discouraged getting just the doors.
 
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Here is a page to look at.
https://www.google.com/search?q=repl...hrome&ie=UTF-8
Or type replacement cabinet doors in google it will give local places
 
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Cant tell anything about the style of door from the closeup. Need a picture of the whole door.
 
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2 photos including side view of the door, open position. Door bottom makes 60 degree angle. The same laminate is used for cabinet box front, door front, both door sides, door top, and door bottom.
 
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That helps. I think about any carpenter could make those for you.
 
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Thank you. I assume you mentioned carpenter because it will cost less to have one made by a carpenter than a cabinet maker. What if the carpenter wants to glue a laminate on existing door? Should I let him? Or should I insist on having a new one made from scratch? I am asking this because you suggested replacing over re-laminating.
 
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Laminate does not stick to laminate very well because it is so slick. Also, it would be a weak bond where the chipping is occurring, so it could easily come loose.

also keep in mind there are many different "whites" and also different sheens on laminates, so there is the real possibility that your door will stand out as different from the others no matter how you look at it.

Bring home laminate samples and see how they look. The 2 big brands are Formica and WilsonArt.
 
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Sorry for late reply. I got busy with painting the house. Thank you for the notes.
 
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